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Tips for Buying and Restoring a Damaged Motorcycle

Last updated 1 year ago

If you’re looking for a fantastic deal on a used motorcycle, consider purchasing one that is lightly damaged. Not only are lite damaged motorcycles fairly easy to restore, but they also save you money. Here are some tips for buying and restoring a motorcycle:

  • Understand the Type of Damage
    There are two types of damage that a motorcycle may endure: mechanical and cosmetic. Mechanical damage is when a motorcycle’s powertrain, drivetrain, or any other mechanical component is damaged. Cosmetic damage occurs when some part of the motorcycle is damaged, but the damage does not impede the motorcycle’s ability to drive. Oftentimes, cosmetic damage is hardly noticeable. You may choose to look for a damaged motorcycle that has only cosmetic damage if you want to get a great deal on a bike that runs well. It’s good a good idea to visit a reputable dealership to shop for damaged motorcycles, as you can be sure that you’re getting a bike whose quality has been assessed by professionals prior to being put up for sale.
  • Decide If You Want to Restore the Motorcycle
    There are places to take a damaged motorcycle if you want someone else to repair and restore it for you. However, if you’re up to the challenge of restoring a motorcycle in your own garage, there are some things you need to know. You’ll first have to disassemble the bike and make a note of the things that are missing, that need to be reconditioned, and that need to be replaced. If you end up purchasing a damaged bike from a dealership, you have the benefit of asking the dealership for suggestions as to where you might be able to find certain parts.

To have a look at an expansive selection of damaged motorcycles, come to Linn’s Auto and Equipment Sales. Call us at (501) 327-3856 or visit our website for more information on the motorcycles we have to offer.


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